What is Combat Focus Shooting?

Combat Focus Shooting is an intuitive shooting program designed to help the student  become a more efficient shooter in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident. This  is not a marksmanship course, nor is it designed to accentuate skills that only work  well on a square range in front of paper targets.

For decades, combat shooters have known (and progressive trainers have acknowledged)  that the human body and mind have predictable, instinctive responses to surprise and  lethal threats. While the basics of weapons handling and marksmanship are important  skills for all shooters, they are not the basis for success during most lethal  encounters involving the defensive use of a handgun.

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Instructor Development

To date, there is a less than 50% certification rate for those who attend a CFS Instructor Development program in the hope of becoming certified to offer the program or become a staff or adjunct instructor.

This intense 4 day course will give students a deeper insight into the theory, explanation and instructing of Combat Focus Shooting Fundamentals. The focus of the Instructor Development Program is NOT to create demonstrators nor to test one's shooting ability. 90% of the course time is spent in a classroom setting discussing the fundamentals of dynamic critical incidents and the recommended methods of teaching efficient armed response during them.

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Recent News & Updates

October 14, 2013

I.C.E. Training Website Journal 2014-15

Please visit the I.C.E. Training website news page, the Journal of the Most Progressive Reality Based Training Company on the Planet. Here you will find....

December 08, 2011

Rob Pincus and Gander Mountain are Teaming Up!

Rob Pincus and Gander Mountain Academy are teaming up to offer Nationally Video-Cast Training across the country!

April 20, 2011

A competitor Leans from Tactical Types

Check out this great Article on the 2011 NE Shooter's Training Summit by Paul Erhardt:   A Competitor Learns from Tactical Types. .

January 29, 2011

How to Host a Training Course?

I get a lot of email, Facebook messages and forum comments from people who ask me when there is going to be a Combat Focus® Shooting course in their area.

January 27, 2011

Respectful Irreverence

When any person, idea, technique, school, piece of gear, team or tactic is put on a pedestal, we risk stopping progress.

January 25, 2011

Welcome to the new Combat Focus Shooting website!

We are proud to announce the re-launch of CombatFocusShooting.com, a site devoted to the pinnacle of defensive handgun training. If you are interested in self defense firearms training, Combat Focus Shooting offers an intuitive, natural system for responding to critical incidents.


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I attended the CFS/APH course at Blackwing Shooting Center in Delaware OH in May 2010 and have to say that there was no hype involved in the advertising beforehand. A solid curriculum and excellent instructor gave all who really wanted to learn, something that was well worth the price of admission. I came home with some bruises and scrapes, but more importantly a better understanding of how to use the body's natural responses to my advantage.

- Tim